Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


I know you guys keep moaning about my blog posts because I never/rarely use photos/screenshots/images/visual stimuli to make my posts more, erm, pleasing to the eye.

Can I say, before you read on: It's just psychological.

But that's not a good-enough excuse, is it?

So, without further ado, here are some visual stimuli. Absorb...

Just this morning: a snap from the bus stop where I wait for my commute to school. Notice a few things: the Fanta Bottle on the bike, rather than in the bin, and the old van with a mismatched colour scheme (red and dull grey).

Also, read the small label on the rubbish bin (you probably can't in this pix): Don't make our world a bin - just use one! That's a line that you can use if you need to think of a cheesy tagline for an environmental awareness/waste management campaign.

If you're going to drive in London, beware of the parking charges here. The above is a screenshot from my iPhone for some parking charges I had to pay for my bros + parents when they were in London - £17.60 for 4 hours of parking. That's equivalent to about S$10/hour. Oh, did I mention that there's a Congestion Charge for entering Central London on Weekdays? That's £8/weekday, or S$18 A DAY. Suddenly, those ERP charges don't look too expensive, right?

Sunrise view from the apartment my parents rented while they were in London. Albert Embankment.

Squirrel!!! At St. James Park. Quite odd, really. A park in the middle of a pretty urbanised city, and yet it has its own ecosystem, made up of squirrels, ducks, egrets, swans, fish, etc.

Speaking of duck....

It's a duck!

"SAVE THE PLANET". A simple message that you'll see as you exit Hard Rock Café, Hyde Park Corner, London. Supposedly the first Hard Rock Café in the world. The Genesis, if you will, of the global Hard Rock Café phenomenon. And you can see the evidence, too. They've got original instruments and costumes from great music legends like Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, etc. Probably one of the must-eat-or-drink-at places if you come to London.

A slightly old pic - my set-up in Jakarta. A 32" Samsung TV as a secondary monitor, hooked up via VGA, and an old hand-me-down Cambridge Soundworks 4.1 set-up that's been simplified into a 2.1 system (due to cable length constrains / health and safety hazard concerns), and my trusty MBP + Seagate Time Machine Drive. Of course, since I'm in the UK, this set-up is not currently in use. Otherwise, I'd be on my bed lying sideways while watching a video podcast on the TV, controlling my Mac using my Apple Remote.

LSE (London School of Economics And Political Science. Not the other LSE, London Stock Exchange, if you try to Google 'LSE'). Where I hope to go to next year. Tough place to get into (vacancy-applicant ratio for the course I want to take was about 1:20 for the 2008 intake). But I'm trusting God that if I can get in, then praise God, but if I can't, then He probably has other plans for me.

So there you go! Pictures!

If you're on Facebook, I told you before: Go to, click on 'postings' in the navigation bar, and scroll away!

[UPDATEDx2: The pix work now. sorry. MobileMe is embed-unfriendly, it seems.]


Just bought the iTunes LP version of Paramore's new album, Brand New Eyes.

The thing about this LP thing is that it often contains some fascinating extras that makes you understand a bit more about the story behind the tracks in the band's album.

This screenshot below is from the bottom of the band's handwritten lyrics to track 2: Ignorance. Thought it's quite meaningful, so I decided to share it here on my blog (if you're on Facebook Notes, go to Otherwise, you won't see what I uploaded).

[Hope I'm not circumventing any IP/Copyright laws or anything.]

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Proper blog post.

To those who've been waiting for a 'proper' blog post from me, where I
actually blabber about myself rather than generate a song chart / rip
off other people's blog, I'm sorry to keep you waiting.

You might have to wait even longer.

Gotcha, didn't I?

Seriously, there's nothing to rant about. Nothing fascinating or
interesting that I can share in a blog post. A proper one, that is.
You don't want me to type a post about me getting a Visa debit card,
or my parents being in the UK, or me at a coldplay concert, do you?
FYI, the last one was real.

So wait a bit longer. Maybe I'll have something more interesting to
shar without being an oversharer/tmi-er.

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


snatched from other people's blogs. Thought I should share them, so that you know what you're missing out by not looking at the blogs I link to...
(Note: the posts may have been condensed to keep this post below a certain length, but it does not change the text. The quotes are in grey.)

A list of irritating things to do when you're in a lift...
1) CRACK open your briefcase or handbag, peer Inside and ask "Got enough air in there?"
2) STAND silent and motionless in the corner facing the wall without getting off.
3) WHEN arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act as if you're embarrassed when they open themselves.
4) GREET everyone with a warm handshake and ask him or her to call you Admiral.
5) MEOW occasionally.
6) STARE At another passenger for a while. Then announce in horror: "You're one of THEM" - and back away slowly
7) SAY -DING at each floor.
8) SAY "I wonder what all these do?" And push all the red buttons.
9) MAKE explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
10) STARE, grinning at another passenger for a while, then announce: "I have new socks on."
11) WHEN the elevator is silent, look around and ask: "Is that your beeper?"
12) TRY to make personal calls on the emergency phone.
13) DRAW a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers: "This is my personal space."
14) WHEN there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder, then pretend it wasn't you.
15) PUSH the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.
16) ASK if you can push the button for other people but push the wrong ones.
17) HOLD the doors open and say you're waiting for your friend. After a while, let the doors close and say "Hi Greg, How's your day been?"
18) DROP a pen and wail until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream: "That's mine!"
19) BRING a camera and take pictures of everyone in the lift.
20) PRETEND you're a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the Passengers.
21) SWAT at flies that don't exist.
22) CALL out "Group hug" then enforce it. 

"Ironically, you lose the one largest thing you're holding on to. The irony gods must be rolling on the floor."

Again, from Bryant's Blog:

"This, nowadays, is how a typical conversation goes between me and my mom. Events, by the way, while potentially fictionalised, are completely not exaggerated.

Me: Mom, I gotta be at school tomorrow at 8 in the morning.
Mom: Why?
Me: Mel's having IS, and she wants to get in some combat practice before her consult.
Mom: Why? 
Me: Because the madams would expect her combat routine to be in top form, right? And so therefore I should take the responsibility to be in top form too.
Mom: Why?
Me: Because her A-level TSD grade is in my hands, and I'm not going to let her down.
Mom: Why?
Me: ... Because she picked me as her IS partner, since I've got a fencing background, and we have the same skillset.
Mom: Why?
Me: Because she needed a partner, otherwise she wouldn't have anybody else to work with, except Sam, who is more of a dancer than a fighter, and even though she wanted to work with him really badly, his style was slightly too lyrical, and so she picked me, since I was a fellow fencer with a combat background, and a new J1 with lots of time to spare, and I know it's called Individual Skill, and I know what you're thinking, but that's just not the way that IS works, and --
*before Mom can say anything*
Me: -- I also have Animal Farm rehearsal from 11 to 3 after that.
Mom: Why?
Me: Because we're practicing for Vienna.
Mom: Why?
Me: Because we don't want to look like an amateur theatre company in front of other youth theatre companies all over the world.
Mom: Why?
Me: Because Mrs Creffield's standards are high, and she doesn't want us to look stupid either --
*before Mom can say anything again*
Me: -- and there's also a devised performance I have to watch tonight, after Animal Farm.
Mom: Why? 
Me: Because the madams want to expose us to all different kinds of theatre conventions, to get a feel of what we want to do for our own ISes.
Mom: Why?
Me: Because IS makes up 15% of our TSD A-level grade, and if we don't do it properly, we lose that 15%. So we're watching this play tonight, which starts at 7.30, so we're just going to bum around Holland V until the thing starts, so no, I'm not coming home in between to shower and change, I'm going to bring a change of clothes there and --
Mom: Are you coming home for dinner?
Me: *momentarily taken aback* Huh? Uh, no.
Mom: Why?

At this point, well, I usually sidle off to find a firearm so I can messily blow my brains out of my head for zombies to find and eat, which saves them the trouble of having to crack my skull open, which wouldn't be hard because the inane conversation with Mom has damn near withered it away to nothing. Thing is, with Singapore's strict gun control laws, I never seem to have any luck finding them, so my brains remain intact and un-zombie-consumed. 

But the thing is that I can never leave the house without being interrogated first. I swear, if there were a zombie apocalypse, and they needed my expertise to combat the oncoming horde, with Damien, Jerry, Jin, Sam, and all my fellow undead-hunters, Mom would rather doom the whole of mankind to their fate of having their brains eaten than let me go out of the house for five minutes, so I can oversee the evacuation of citizens out of the Central Business District, and hold off the marauding undead swarms with shotgun, flamethrower and chainsaw."

"People are changing too fast. Not on the inside, but outside. The sudden freedom from strict rules of secondary school seemed to have engulfed the meaning of dressing and behaving like a normal human individual of society in some minds."

Also from Ren Yuan's Blog:
"The cheque for July's here, and 60% of it is going to the iPhone fund. Yay!"
"Due to the overwhelming demand for the iPhone 3GS, all available stocks are sold out. 
We expect new stocks in October 2009. Please check this website for updates. 
We appreciate your understanding and support.
Well, screw you, Singtel Team. You have to get limited stocks and sell out the phones to make them look popular. 12 days before my contract ends. And then take a whole month to replenish stocks?"

So, how's that iPhone fund now?

The classic question: Why do you bring your camera with you everywhere you go?
This is why.

On the 13th of May 2008, I brought my camera to (secondary) school as always. Just a simple 'newbie' setup. A gripped 400D, and a 50 1.8II. Classes chugged along on and on. Then it was our Chinese lesson, the most dreaded lesson to us. 

Oh how us Chinese "B syllabus" / "failures" hated the lesson - one hour of Chinese. We were the ones with "no hope" for Mandarin. Yet our teacher tried to ease our burdens, knowing that we disliked the language and had practically no grasp over it. He would translate each sentence into English for us, hoping that we would gain just a little bit of knowledge out of that hour. He would give us short breaks during the lesson and sought to know each one of us a little better.

I got bored and shot some photos of him without him realising (and if he did, he didn't acknowledge). And then, after an excruciating fifteen minutes, the bell rang and off we went to our next class.
I went home that day, downloaded the photographs to my computer, and didn't bother about them any more.

Seven months later, I graduated with a Merit (the highest grade) in my Chinese 'B' Language. My teacher congratulated me while grinning ear to ear. "See! I knew you could do it!" he said in Mandarin. I laughed, thanked him, and left the school compound. 
That was the last time we really talked.

Earlier today, I got news from my mom who works at a boarding house associated with my old school, that my chinese 'b' teacher, Mr Koh, had passed away on Saturday after having a stroke and slipping into a coma.
This was the photograph, the last one of him I ever got to shoot:

It's not a particularly great photograph. It's technically and artistically flawed in various ways. It was underexposed and slightly out of focus. The subjects were standing awkwardly. The lighting was florescent and horrible. It needed lots of post production just now when I reopened it.
Yet, it is the one photograph that I will always remember Mr Koh by. And now with technology helping me, so will many other ex-students who can relate to the scene in the photograph.

His grand nephew is one of my secondary school batch mates, and we are currently collaborating on a large print of this photograph, with signatures and messages at the back of the frame from as many as students as possible.

Yes, that is why I bring my camera everywhere. To let other people see the world as I see it. And often, to let other people see the good in other people, past and present, living and gone.

Thank you, Lord, for having me be at the right time, at the right place, in the right class. To be able to depress the shutter when You wanted me to. To immortalise the dearly departed in a photograph, forever, so that he may be remembered for who he was, what he did, and the lives he changed.

Rest In Peace, Mr Koh. You will always have a place in this little heart of mine.
Indeed. Thank God for this great teacher, and a photograph so others will know of this compassionate and caring teacher. And while I'm commenting on this post, props to Zexun. I really cannot think of anyone else who has such dedication towards photography than he does - always ready with his gear, and always there to document almost every event.

I'll end of on a lighter note. This next one isn't a blog. It's a web comic series. XKCD. They've gone Creative Commons recently, which means that I can post their stuff on my blog (at last!), as long as I don't make profit from their stuff. But, I'm going to quote the bottom of their page.

From XKCD:

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves. 
The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus.

This is not the algorithm. This is close.

and if you're always asking people for tech help, read this, please. It's for your own good.

music chart for the moment - the triple-whammy edition

Because I really don't have anything else to post.

Music Track Chart for the moment...
1. Muse - Uprising
2. Muse - Undisclosed Desires
3. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
4. The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
5. Muse - I Belong to You / Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix
6. Muse - United States of Eurasia / Collateral Damage (Excerpt from Nocturne in E-Flat, Op. 9 No. 2)
7. The Beatles - Let It Be
8. Muse - Exogenesis: Symphony (3 parts)
9. Colbie Cailat - Fallin' For You
10. Imogen Heap - First Train Home
11. Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town
12. Nelly Furtado - Manos al Aire

Yes, I broke the numero-uno rule of charting: do not put the same artiste/band one after the other in a single chart.

Well, the UK singles chart had a couple of songs either done by or done in collaboration with Lady Gaga. What does this show? If an artiste/band is really good, then he/she/they should be allowed to be charted more than once.

And you know what? Muse is really good, in my opinion. And this chart is all about my taste. So, there you go, the Devon trio is awesome.

Oh, while I'm talking about charts, I thought I should put up an "Albums for the moment" chart, too.

Album Chart for the moment...
1. Muse - The Resistance
2. Imogen Heap - Ellipse
3. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
4. The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album)
5. The Beatles - Yellow Submarine

And to make this post a triple-whammy to make up for my lack of blog posting (I'm SORRY! Read my tweets, please!), and to celebrate the launch of the Beatles's Remasters, I'm creating an album-by-album selection of the greatest hits from the Beatles. It's a long list, so be prepared...
List of Beatles Tracks you've probably heard before...(an album-by-album breakdown)
A Hard Day's Night: 
Can't Buy Me Love

Abbey Road: 
Octopus's Garden; Here Comes The Sun

Beatles For Sale: 
Eight Days A Week

Help!, Yesterday

Let It Be: 
Across The Universe; Let It Be; Get Back

Magical Mystery Tour: 
Hello, Goodbye; All You Need Is Love

Please Please Me: 
Love Me Do; Do You Want To Know A Secret; Twist And Shout

Taxman; Eleanor Rigby; Here, There And Everywhere

Rubber Soul: 
In My Life

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: 
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; With A Little Help From My Friends; Good Morning Good Morning; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

White Album: 
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Martha My Dear; I'm So Tired; Blackbird; Piggies; Rocky Raccoon; Julia; Revolution 1

With The Beatles:
(sorry, there's none that I know people will know for sure / heard before)

Yellow Submarine: 
Yellow Submarine; All You Need Is Love

Then, of course, there's the Past Masters...

Past Masters:
Love Me Do; From Me To You; I Want To Hold Your Hand / Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand; Hey Jude

There. I hope that this blog post has

-informed you of the awesome tunes that have been released / re-released recently,
-informed you of the latest album releases/re-releases, and
-produced a list of the popular Beatles tracks that you should listen to if you're new to them.

And by the way, no I didn't buy the 13 albums. I don't buy physical albums anymore (i.e.: living the iTunes lifestyle).

I'll wait for the digital downloads to go on sale. And if it never will, then so be it. I'll just stream the 30s loops on the Beatles website.

K. Bye for now. Happy listening!

Monday, 14 September 2009

from the 4SA tagboard

Not sure whether to post this post on the class blog or my blog, but since this is more of a personal recollection than a representation of the class, thought I'd share it here instead.

15 Sep 09, 00:13
Don: yoyo if any1s outthere.... just fyi, mr koh passed away on sat 1209... he was the clb teacher in sas and the pe teacher in js if you recall...

Yeah, I remember. He was the TAF club teacher-in-charge in SAJS when I was in P2 (I'm pretty sure you're laughing by now). One of the first teachers that made me feel welcomed in SAJS. He's an all-around nice guy who never fails to put up a smile. A great teacher, I would say.

It's saddening to hear that he's departed, but I'm sure he's in a happier place now.

RIP, Mr Koh.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Let's review those predictions!

Let's see...

1. Steve Jobs will make an appearance.
2. Steve Jobs will speak.

3. There will be a new iPod touch with camera and more memory.
4. There will be a new iPod nano with camera and more memory. Oh, and 
a new ad to go along with the product.

5. There will not be any new iPod classics.
6. There will be a new iTunes - iTunes 9, released on 9/09/09. Lots of 

7. There will be no announcement on the tablets at the event.
8. There will be no announcement on the Beatles or the Yellow 
Submarine iPods (shush!) at the event.

9. There will be talk on Apple TV.
10. There will be a Q&A session after the announcements for the media/ 
journalists/bloggers at the event.

1 2 _ 4 _ 6 7 8 _ _

6-7-8! That's 3 in a row!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Apple Predictions - The Linear Bingo Game

It's September, and Apple's about to make an announcement, which means
I should make my predictions!

This time, I'm going for a Bingo-style scoring system. Basically,
we'll see what's the longest chain of correct predictions I can get
out of 10 predictions. Like a Bingo game with a 3x3 square (I add one
because we're not in a square, are we?), 3 will be the passing mark,
and anything above 3 will be great.

So, here goes...

1. Steve Jobs will make an appearance.
2. Steve Jobs will speak.
3. There will be a new iPod touch with camera and more memory.
4. There will be a new iPod nano with camera and more memory. Oh, and
a new ad to go along with the product.
5. There will not be any new iPod classics.
6. There will be a new iTunes - iTunes 9, released on 9/09/09. Lots of
7. There will be no announcement on the tablets at the event.
8. There will be no announcement on the Beatles or the Yellow
Submarine iPods (shush!) at the event.
9. There will be talk on Apple TV.
10. There will be a Q&A session after the announcements for the media/
journalists/bloggers at the event.

Let's wait and see... just about 24 hours to go. Can't wait!

Other predictions not in the Bingo setlist:

-AAPL prices will fall.
-On a scale of 1-10, 1=extremely disappointed and 10=extremely upbeat,
this event will get a rating of 2.
-The likelihood of me BUYING* something they announce at the event is
(* - i.e.: taking out my debit card to get the new thing they
announce. iTunes updates are normally free, which means it doesn't
count unless they start charging)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

@Abu Dhabi

Got 2 hours before departuring for London Heathrow, so I thought I
should kill the time by updating my already-dying blog.

No, it's not dead. It's as alive as the 4SA '08 blog - there's no
heartbeat, and I'm the pacemaker with a plutonium battery keeping it

Anyway, where was I?

Oh yesh, I just had this idea in my brain while I was sleeping (well,
what I really mean is "while I was trying to sleep")

If you're a millionaire with the capability of launching a multi-
national telecommunications company (I'm poking at companies like
Virgin Mobile, Singtel, Hutchinson, T-Mobile, Vodafone, etc.) , and
you think you can go as global as Coca-Cola, here's an idea that I
wanna pitch.

Imagine you buy a SIM-card from a certain telco carrier. Let's call
this carrier "X". X is a carrier in every country worldwide (or most
of them, anyway). So, X actually allows you to subscribe to a plan in
the base country that you're in - let's say Singapore, since that's
where most of my readers are, according to Google Analytics.

So, you're on a certain plan with X - 100min, 500 SMS, 10GB data plan,
S$50/mth. Now, imagine that that amount applies globally. So, if you
end up in Malaysia, you can still use the 100 min of airtime calls,
and you won't get roaming charges. Why? because you'll still be on the
X network, and they said you don't need to pay more to stay on their
network overseas. So you can actually have one SIM card, and when you
go to a certain country, you get a local number (but still on the same
SIM card) so that others can call you without paying IDD charges, and
you don't need to swap the SIM in your phone

The best part about this idea is that customers don't ever have to pay
roaming charges, and carriers can be bonded with their customers
wherever they go!

Another branch to this idea is one about global credit. You know how
you get a certain amount of minutes and SMS when you top up your pre-
paid/pay-as-you-go card? You can still have pre-paid cards in this X
network that I thought of, but rather than topping up your card with
different currencies, you'll top up with minutes. Let's say you're
paying S$10 for 100 "x-points", which allows 100 minutes of calling OR
500 SMSes OR 100MB of data. Then, if you go to the UK, they might
charge £5 for 100 "x-points". Yes, it's a points-based system, much
like the Microsoft Points system on X-Box Live. So you can have one
unified pricing system on the network, but still accept multiple
currencies globally.

I really think this idea could work.

there are some obstacles, I admit, that still need to be worked around:
1 - the local number thing, since having millions of new phone numbers
in every country might be a telco nightmare as they fight to get more
numbers in hundreds of different countries.
2 - setting up a global network, which means setting up a telco
company in every country. From tech support to signal level, the
company will have to hire equipments and staff all over the world. And
let's not forget the local legislation and administrative
requirements. This idea is not exactly going to be cheap.

Of course, you can work around number 2 by setting up a sort of
conglomerate like the Bridge Alliance - an alliance of the Singtel-
associated Telcos worldwide (Optus, Telkomsel, etc.) that offers a
Bridge DataRoam plan through these telcos. This Dataroam plan allows
you to use your data plan across the Bridge Alliance network. This is
the closest thing to my idea, with the exception that it's very
expensive, it's across multiple networks, you're still paying for
roaming (even though, let's be honest, they're all more-or-less one
company), it's not available for pre-paid customers, and it's not
global (it's regional, mainly in the Asia-Pacific region, and yet,
it's not the whole region, but only "Singtel and friends").

I really think this idea could catch on.

Telcos, are you reading this?

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Facebook stalker thing.

Tagged by Jeremy Tan.

01) Stalkerlist can be found here :
02) Write the names of everyone on your stalkerlist below .
04) Tag everyone you mentioned.

1. Ryan Lry
2. Jeremy Tan
3. Raymond Iven Liew
4. See Tjahjaindra
5. Guo Hao Lim
6. Jack Teo
7. Aswin Kannan
8. Joel Lee Xin Jun
9. Sim Christopher
10. Zachary Foo Zhi Wen
11. Jerome Tan
12. Abraham Chee
13. Paul Lin
14. Sean Koh
15. Tan Zexun
16. Stanley Ho
17. Brannigan Ong
18. Ryan Lee
19. Xin Yuan
20. Nicholas Lee
21. YongKit SeeToo
22. Matthew Tang
23. Gordon Goh
24. Joni Liong
25. Andrew Fong Shui Fong
26. Michael Teh
27. Melvin Sim
28. Hazama Terumi
29. Alastair Tay
30. Eugene Low
31. Robert Liong
32. Julian Tan
33. Theodore Koh
34. Jitesh Gurnani
35. Sheng Ren Low
36. Bryan Mchael Wong
37. Kenneth Lin
38. Glenn Ong

→ Are you honestly surprised about any of these?
erm, a bit. Who's 28?

→ How did you meet 4?
(Ben See) From Junior School Choir, but also Sec Sch Choir.

→ How much does 9 mean to you?
(Chris Sim) erm, how much? never thought of it...

-> Describe 14 in two words.
(Sean Koh) Weird & odd

→ What is your most fond memory with 19?
(Ms Chua) Erm, the many art lessons?

→ Do you know all of 2's secrets?
(Jeremy Tan) No. I don't know any of his secrets, actually, now that I think about it.

→ If you could marry either 1 or 21, who would it be?
(Ryan Lry / YongKit SeeToo) none. I'm straight.

→ How far do you think you are on 22's stalkerlist?
(Matthew Tang) probably near the bottom, since I rarely interact with him on FB.

→ When is the next time you're going to see 7?
(Aswin) Don't think i'm seeing him again in the foreseeable future...

→ When is the last time you saw 17?
(Brannigan Ong) last week?

→ How do you think 13 feels about Dancing pigs?
(Paul Lin) He probably has better things to think about, so no comments.

→ Are 11 and 12 anything like each other?
( Jerome Tan, Abraham Chee) Both are on the list, and they're both really nice & caring people.

→ Describe the relationship between 14 and 20.
( Sean Koh, Nicholas Lee) Both have weird interests? Sean likes Kim Jong Il and π in the sky, Nicholas likes BeeGees and Bose sound system.

→ Would you ever want to date 18?
( Ryan Lee) erm, not date. Just hang out. Like I did last week!

→ What do you think 24's parents are/were like?
(Joni Liong) Like my uncle & auntie, because his parents are my dad's bro & sis-in-law.

→ Is 10 single?
(Zachary Foo) To my knowledge, yes.

→ If you had never met 6, how would your life be different?
( Jack Teo) I'd have different roommates during overseas trips with the Jnr Sch choir and Art Class.

→ If you could tell 8 one thing right now, what would it be?
(Joel Lee) Erm, one thing? Erm, Gambate!

→ What is the funniest thing you've ever heard 15 do?
( Zexun) Erm, him wearing his bra strap proudly?

→ How did you meet 16?
( Mr Ho) Erm, through SASS? Can't remember the details, though....

→ How did you come to be friends with 23?
( Mr Goh) He was my Physics teacher!

→ If 3 died, would you be lost?
( Raymond) Probably.

→ What is the weirdest thing you've ever seen 4 do?
( Ben See) The weirdest? Him dancing Para-Para. That's the weirdest thing I've ever seen him do.

→ What is 5's only weakness?
( Guo Hao) Weakness? erm, no idea. Guo Hao?

→ Does 24 like char siew bao, da bao or dao sar pao?
( Joni Liong) not sure.

→ Do you think 8 and 1 would make a good couple?
(Ryan Lry, Joel Lee) Nope.

→ Who is 7 to you?
( Aswin) that guy who used to be the school pianist but disappeared somewhere. Oh, and he often screwed up and made Mrs Huang angry.

→ What is the one thing 16 likes?
( Mr Ho) His car?

→ If 1 and 3 hated each other, what would change?
(Ryan Lry,Raymond) erm, 4S1 '08 would change a lot, I guess? But beyond that, I really don't know.

→ If 2 said to you that (s)he loved 5, what would your response be?
(Jeremy Tan,Guo Hao) I thought Jeremy loves Stitch?

→ Is 11 anything like 19?
(Jerome Tan,Ms Chua) Erm, both like cameras, and both like intricate stuff.

→ Do you trust in 12?
( Abraham Chee)Yeah. Why not?

→ If you fell off a bridge, would you trust 13 or 17 to catch you more and why?
(Paul Lin,Brannigan) Erm, wow, I have no idea.

- Who do you like most out of all of these?
Not saying...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

me & my wants

Again, you need to be on my blog (

If you looked at my wishlist, you'd realise there's been some changes.

Yes. My wants have changed...

-No more Snow Leopard, because I just bought it, so wish fulfilled.
-No more Windows 7, beacuse I think I don't need it. Bye bye, Windows!
-Oh what's this, you see? a 7D? *nods head*.

yeah. that's about it, really.

awesome vacation!

I have to say, the past few days have been pretty special. Meeting up with former schoolmates (Jnr & Sec Sch), choirmates and teachers in Sg.

I really must thank everyone who made my trip special (and worthwhile).

Everyone. (because if I were to list out everyone, this blog post might never be finished, judging from my failing memory.)

Btw, in case you haven't been reading my Facebook page (if you're reading this from my Facebook notes, hi! Read my actual blog -, here are the links to the photos that I managed to upload online while I was still in SG (sorry, my upload speeds in Jakarta and the UK are not as fantastic)

Facebook Photo Albums

MobileMe Photo Album
090829 Founder's Day & Choir Dinner
090831 Teacher's Day & Vermonster Challenge

And wherever you are, view the previous blog/note post for the final copy of the speech that I gave on Founder's Day. (should be a downward-scroll away.)

Also, if you're on Facebook, please help me tag people that have yet to be tagged in the photos that I uploaded. I tried tagging everyone, but I didn't add everyone as my friends, so I probably missed out a few here and there, especially in the group shots. So, Arigato-Gozaimas!

btw, thanks for the cards, Abraham and Ted!

(and yes, Ted, it's "Liong"....)